Guardians of the Deep

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A 2002 short play by Val Taylor. A look at the plight of the smaller fishing communities around the world at the time of the dawn of the new millenium.

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Performance history in South Africa

First performed in August 2002 by Theatre for Africa in the Theatre on the Square, directed by John Martin, with an international cast including M. Sajitha, Aleks Kamau, Raymond Kasawaya, Esailama Diouf, Paula Sandroni, Jody Abrahams and Mohamed el Hagrasy. It was staged on a double bill with Of Birds and Beasts to coincide with the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Sandton, Johannesburg.


The Citizen, 28 August 2002.

Business Day, 29 August 2002.

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